Media Release - November 5, 2021
Fall Back & Reminder to Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The Town of The Blue Mountains Fire Department would like to remind residents that clocks will fall back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021. When changing and checking your clocks, please also remember to install new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
For the alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. Once a year, batteries should be replaced, and all alarms should be checked to ensure that they are in working order. Properly working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will provide your family with an early warning in the event of an emergency.
The Blue Mountains Fire Department would also like to remind all residents that smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is also recommended to install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms. In addition, carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.
Tampering with or removing the batteries from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in a ticket of $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.
To learn more, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/fire-prevention
For more information, please contact:
Blue Mountains Fire Department Prevention
Phone: (519) 599-3131 ext. 101